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Falkenstein resigns from GOCC board

Mary Lou Falkenstein, citing health reasons, tendered her resignation from the Glen Oaks Community College Board of Trustees. Her resignation will take effect March 20. Falkenstein served on the board for 4 1/2 years. Thursday, a $500 scholarship was announced to be awarded to a Glen Oaks student during the 2017-18 school year in her honor. GOCC is looking to …

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Colon crash injures two

Two people were injured in an accident Saturday at the intersection of Farrand and Colon roads in Colon Township. The St. Joseph County sheriff’s department reports that a vehicle driven by Matthew Allen Chorpenning, 27, of Sturgis, pulled into the path of a vehicle driven by Kyle Steven Wirgau, 25, of Colon. Wirgau was taken from the scene to Three …

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Date change for Wildcats ADAPT event

The second annual Safe Driving Campaign: Wildcats ADAPT is being moved from Wednesday this week to next Wednesday, March 22. This is the third event in the campaign this year, which will feature a school assembly car crash and helicopter rescue demonstration. Three Rivers fire and a local helicopter rescue team will coordinate a car crash scene and helicopter landing …

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Breaking and entering investigated

The Michigan State Police are asking for help in regards to a breaking and entering. The incident happened between 1 and 5 p.m. on Friday, March 3, in the 3100 block of Michigan Ave. in Leonidas Township. Troopers said several items were taken from the home during the break-in. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the MSP …

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Two sent to hospital following crash

A 15-year-old female with a Level 1 Michigan graduated license was involved in a two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon in Calvin Township. The incident, which saw the vehicle collide with a bucket truck operated by 28-year-old Christopher Budden of Kalamazoo, resulted in the female and her passenger, Christopher Burnham, 22, of Cassopolis, to go to the hospital. All parties involved in the …

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Three Rivers wins district title

The Three Rivers boy’s basketball team picked up a 67-63 victory over Paw Paw Saturday night in the district finals played at Vicksburg High School. The game was originally to be played Friday night, but a power outage on Wednesday due to high winds pushed the semifinals to Friday. Carson Charvat led the Wildcats with 19 points and 14 rebounds, Gavin Charvat …

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